Shaker El Masri

(*Morafic × Zebeda)
Chestnut Stallion , Born 1963

When people write or talk about the Om El Arab breeding program their main focus is always on the mare that started it all, *Estopa.  But *Estopa was not alone in the creation of legends - she had a mate named Shaker El Masri.

In 1971 Sigi and her first husband Heinz traveled to Egypt to shop for straight Egyptian horses.  At the famous State Stud El Zahra they saw two of the most beautiful straight Egyptian stallions they had ever seen.  The first was Alaa El Din and the second was a chestnut stallion named Shaker.  Shaker had a beautiful body, a shapely neck with a elegant throat and a pretty face with a fine muzzle.  Sigi couldn’t believe it when Shaker was offered to them.  They bought him immediately and brought him to Germany.  Sigi asked their advisor, Dr. Amin Zaher, without whom this acquisition would not have been possible, what “Shaker” meant and he told her that it meant “thankful.”  She later added the two words “El Masri” to Shaker’s name and the name Shaker El Masri was created.  It means  “thankful to Egypt”.

Shaker El Masri together with his mate *Estopa shaped a new style of Arabian horse and created a dynasty.  Their offspring, *El Shaklan, Estawa, Estasha, Estara and Ibn Estopa were so far ahead of their time and are found in pedigrees of the majority of the successful show and breeding horses around the world today.

Sadly Shaker El Masri's life was cut tragically short due to a freak pasture accident. Although he only had a few precious years as a breeding stallion the legacy he left behind and his contribution and influence on the Arabian breed is nothing short of spectacular. The magic of his cross with Estopa circumnavigated the globe and forever altered the look of the modern Arabian horse. We remain to this day, and forever, “thankful to Egypt”.

Year Foaled 1963
Color Chestnut
Breeding Purebred Arabian
Bloodline Straight Egyptian


*Morafic Nazeer Mansour Gamil Manial
Nafaa El Saghira
Bint Samiha Kazmeen
Mabrouka Sid Abouhom El Dere
Moniet El Nefous Shahloul
Zebeda El Sareei Shahloul IBN Rabdan
Bint Radia
Zareefa Kazmeen
Galila Sid Abouhom El Dere
Rouda Sheikh El Arab

Share This


Om El Arab Proudly Presents: THE 2019 CONFORMATION CLINIC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   Learn Arabian Horse Conformation Once and For All.   Om El Arab Proudly Presents THE CONFORMATION CLINIC 2 Days of In-Depth Teaching on Arabian Horse Conformation.   July 27-28, 2019   *$250 per person (Includes clinic, clinic packet, live judging & certification, and all meals during the clinic.)                  

Paris 2018

The final statistics aren't in yet... We are extremely proud to announce that Om El Aliha Aljassimya was crowned Silver World Champion Mare!!! She is by WH Justice and out of Om El Aliha. A huge congratualtions to her owner Sheikh Jassim Bin Khalifa Al Thani and everyone at Al jassimya Farm, including her handler Giacomo Capaci.   Not only is she an incredible showhorse but a broodmare extraordinaire as her son by Al Ayal was also crowned Silver World